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Continuous Improvement Manager

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.

We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.
As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:
Respect for Resources
Spirit of Innovation
Passion for People

The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work with us.

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks

A variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
Employee Reward and Recognition Program
Bonus incentives
Discounted Health Insurance
Novated Car Leasing Agreements
Income Protection Insurance
Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
About our role

Deliver the CI tactical plan and support culture change
Build loss elimination capability throughout the factory
Located at our food production facility in Bathurst, regional NSW
We now have a great opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join the team, based at our food manufacturing facility in Bathurst, regional New South Wales.

Located two and a half hours drive from Sydney, the Bathurst region has something to offer everyone. Its combination of lifestyle choices, a strong and prosperous economy, a well-connected and friendly multicultural community and vibrant cultural life makes it an ideal location for anyone.

What you will do

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, you will lead the planning, direction and coordination of the CI site plan to deliver targeted efficiencies, streamline business processes, improve value delivery to the customer and build capability of the site teams.
You will partner with key site stakeholders to assess current processes to identify and deliver improvement opportunities.
Your support will maximise the overall effectiveness of equipment, processes and the plant through uncompromising elimination of losses and improvement of plant critical measures.
This will be achieved through the application of operating principles and appropriate and recognised improvement tools including LEAN / Six Sigma techniques and a heavy focus on building capability at all levels.
About you
Ideally you are tertiary qualified (Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Logistics, Commerce or a related discipline), and hold extensive experience in LEAN / Six Sigma methodologies, preferably within a FMCG, manufacturing or operations environment.

You have:
a commitment to building a positive culture of safety, quality and continuous improvement;
ability to work well within a team environment and build strong working relationships
sound problem solving and financial management capability;
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt accreditation as well as previous experience in implementation of TPM / LEAN systems of work will be viewed favourably.

Working across a diverse team you will lead workshops and working groups and be able to build credibility and influence within the organisation at all levels.

A supportive relocation package will be provided if applying from interstate/intrastate.

If you are based overseas seeking employment in Australia, we can only consider your application if you are a current holder of an Australian Work Visa.

If this sounds like you, then please apply online now.

Applications close Friday, 15 July 2022

Job Requisition ID:9872

Travel Required:None

Location(s):SAPL Bathurst Plant - Llanarth


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you.If you require technical assistance, please email us at ******
new south wales, NSW, AU